Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
We’ve compiled some testimonials and created graphics (cover and profile photos) for you to share across your social channels related to your patriotic themed blood drive.
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The Rock Island Arsenal has been a dedicated community partner since 1974, now hosting 24 blood drives each year and collecting more than 800 units annually. One of their donors, Captain Stephen Benacci shares his story of how after receiving blood when he was in an accident, he pledged to give back, "because you never know when you will need it."Link to page: www.bloodcenter.org/arsenal
"As a donor, I see it as my duty to help others." In this video, Tim talks about getting started as a blood donor while on deployment in Iraq.
Link to page: www.bloodcenter.org/tim
“By having the blood center there, and having blood available, they were able to keep me going.” In this video, Andy tells his story of needing 22 units of blood to survive serious injuries after he was hit by a train as a teenager.
Link to page: www.bloodcenter.org/andy
Click on the images below that you would like to download, then right click and select "Save image as" to use on your social media pages!
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